By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Patient readers, I had a brief power failure at 1:55PM, after which the modems were confused and unhappy; I’ll do a bit of clean-up now, including the plant! –lambert Politics…

Yves here. Deflation, here we come….don’t let the fact that it’s solar panels take your eye off the ball. The expected solar price cuts don’t look to be driven by greater production efficiencies but by…

BMW has been dabbling in electrics for more than a decade. The quirky i3, the lovely (but underpowered) i8, and a handful of US hybrid options, and perhaps their most intriguing mainstream EV the Mini…

Yves here. It really is remarkable how super low interest rates have led investors on a widespread basis to pour money down ratholes. Unicorns is one. Another has been fracking, which despite being another widespread…

Yves here. It’s not looking pretty in the travel industry, particularly for players like airlines that have international business as important. Even casual readers of the press have heard about widespread coronavirus-induced cancellations of conferences,…

Early on, I repeated an assumption about coronavirus that proved to be incorrect, that children weren’t very susceptible to becoming infected and hence weren’t prime transmitters the way they were for seasonal flus. A preprint…

Some borrowers are more equal than others: Bank funding shocks and credit reallocation Olivier De Jonghe, Hans Dewachter, Klaas Mulier, Steven Ongena, Glenn Schepens 06 March 2020 Banks in Belgium made strategic lending decisions after…